North Korea Fires Two Missiles in Eastern Sea, South says

South Korean military officials confirmed that North Korea has launched two ballistic missiles near its eastern seas. 

BBC reported that this is the second weapons test that the country has fired, the first one being a cruise missile. These tests defy U.N. resolutions intended to control the North’s nuclear activities. 

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that the missiles blasted from central North Korea flew about 800 kilometers on a climax of 60 kilometers before landing in between the Korean peninsula and Japan waters. Authorities said that the South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials are currently investigating the matter. 

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga condemned the North Korean missile testing. He said that it was “absolutely outrageous” and it destroys the peace and safety of Japan and its regions.

Suga added, “The government of Japan is determined to further step up our vigilance and surveillance to be prepared for any contingencies.”

Pyongyang defied U.N. regulations and tested ballistic missiles in March and triggered castigations from the U.S., Japan, and South Korea.

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